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Paradise Lost, Again and Again - George Sim Johnston

The idea of Original Sin -- that we are all implicated in some terrible aboriginal calamity -- does not sit well with the modern mind.   Read more...

Paranoid Narcissism: What Dostoevsky Knew About the Internet - Rosa Inocencio Smith

Rosa Inocencio Smith on Dostoevsky’s “The Double,” and why a novella from 1846 captures the anxieties produced by modern social media.  Read more...

Patriots, Then and Now - Peggy Noonan

I had a great experience the other night. I met some of the 114 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. It was at their annual dinner, held, as it has been the past four years, at the New York Stock Exchange.  Read more...

Paul VI vs. Playboy - Donald DeMarco

In 1986, Brother Don Fleischhacker of Notre Dame University wrote a letter to Playboy protesting that magazine’s fragmented view of human sexuality.  Read more...

Picking God Over Basketball - JAMES WARREN

One day in 1988, Mary Michelle Pennefather, the women's college basketball player of the year, brought her hands together for one shot that put her in God's debt and led to her giving up fame and glory in exchange for the vows of the cloister.  Read more...

Pilate is by far the greater villain - John O’Sullivan

Critics miss the point in Gibson's portrayal of Pontius Pilate. That's because he is the patron saint of doubt and thus attractive to an age that regards doubt itself as a virtue.  Read more...

Poll Finds Support for Religion in Public Life - Zenit

The American people have a deep belief in the power of religion to improve U.S. life, the president of a nonpartisan research organization.  Read more...

Pope Benedict Speaks Truth to Power - George Weigel

The German pope tells his countrymen some home truths.  Read more...

Pope provocateur - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Since he arrived in Rome more than 25 years ago, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has repeatedly and deliberately been provocative, kicking up enormous media storms on sensitive subjects.   Read more...

Power is temporary - Paul Johnson

One thing history teaches is the transience and futility of power, and the ultimate impotence of those who exercise it.  Read more...

Praise with a purpose - Barbara Kay

I’ve had a lifelong love-hate affair with flattery.  Read more...

Prayer as a Political Problem: A Classic Reconsidered - Regis Martin

Religion really is a mass problem. "There cannot be a personal Christianity unless there is also a social Christianity."   Read more...

Preface – Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged - Roger Scruton

“Boldly Standing up to today’s nihilisms and debasements of taste, Culture Counts offers a noble and compelling defense of high culture and the centrality of rich aesthetic experience for a full human life. The wisdom of Roger Scruton’s judgements and the elegance of his prose are themselves powerful evidence for the truth of his thesis. Bravo.” - Leon R. Kass  Read more...

Progressive Inhumanity, Part Three: Hatred of the Past - Anthony Esolen

I have long thought that the term "progressive" was a dodge, because no one could tell me exactly where we were supposed to be headed and why.   Read more...

Promise of the future lost amid bullets - Fr. Raymond de Souza

Killings on campus are doubly brutal, for something also dies in those who survive, alongside the dead they mourn.  Read more...

Prophets of Error - Trevor Butterworth

If you look at the predicted history of the world we live in now — as divined by experts in the past — it turns out to be an unfamiliar place:  Read more...

Psychology and the Abolition of Meaning - Jeffrey Satinover

The largely invisible cost exacted by the usurpation of faith by psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry has been great, both in our private lives and in the public order.  Read more...

Putting the Catholic House Back Together - Joseph Varacalli

It just may be starting. Finally! The first real signs of Pope John Paul II’s positive influence for the American nation may be manifesting itself. For one thing, proper ecclesiastical authority is starting to reassert itself after a post-Vatican II period of self-doubt and ambivalence.  Read more...

Q & A with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the new book The Feasts - Cardinal Donald Wuerl

The feasts have an outsized importance in Christianity. They teach doctrine. They form culture. They deliver the truths and mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ in a way that's delightful and memorable.   Read more...

Quantifying America's Decline - WILLIAM J. BENNETT

The social regression of the past 30 years (summarized in this Wall Street Journal editorial) is due in large part to the enfeebled state of our social institutions and their failure to carry out their critical and time honored tasks.  Read more...

Quo Vadis — O, Bishops? - Robert Royal

This is an exciting moment in Catholic history that offers opportunities for all the imagination, intelligence, and daring that you can bring to the many challenges at hand.  Read more...

Rabbi to the Rescue - Philip F. Kelly, Jr.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author of America's Real War, believes a heated war is being waged in America for the soul of the nation.  Read more...

Re-Enchantment of the World - Daniel J. Mahoney

We live in a strange time.  Read more...

Reasons for the Holy Father's Hope for a New Awakening of Christianity in Europe - Pope Benedict XVI

Can you explain to us the reasons for your hope?  Read more...

Recovering Right and Wrong - Charles Colson

If you ever doubted the complete triumph of the therapeutic culture in America, look no further than this week’s news.   Read more...


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